Landscape lighting is becoming more and more popular and you might have noticed some of your neighbors adding lighting of their own. This instantly added curb appeal is something that you can achieve too, with the right lighting techniques. However, it is easy to spend a lot of money installing lighting that just doesn’t create the desired impact.
This is because there is a huge difference between work that has been done by a professional versus something quickly thrown together. Choosing the right professional to install your landscape lighting is easy if you take the right steps. But first let’s take a look at some of the benefits of adding professional lighting to your landscape.
Of course, increased curb appeal is one of the main reasons that people install landscape lighting in the first place. However, this is not the only, or even the most valuable reason to invest in quality landscape lighting.
Safety in the Dark
Landscape lighting makes it easier for everyone to see at night. When you have guests over, young children, or people with vision problems this added lighting can make a big difference for everyone’s safety.
This added visibility also impacts your homes risk of being burglarized. When looking at two homes, one with a beautifully lit yard and one hiding in a dark corner, it’s much easier for a burglar to make the decision on which house to target. In fact, lighting is so effective that some insurance companies are even offering discounts for homes that have it installed.
Highlights Main Features of Home
Professionals can use lighting to highlight the most important features of your home. There are many different lighting techniques used to create shadow and depth to your home. These techniques and more can create a huge impact on the overall appearance of a home.
Increased Living Space
With landscape lighting you will never be stuck trying to find lights to keep the party going outside. Having these already installed will extend your usable space and set and amazing mood for you and your guests.
Increases Home Value
This is one of the most important reasons to increase your homes landscape lighting. It will increase your home’s value. The added curb appeal, safety, and functionality will create equity in your house or added return if you plan sell.
Choosing a Company
When choosing a landscape lighting company, it’s important to ask a few questions. This will give you a good idea on the quality of their work and if their style matches your own. Of course, start out by asking to see samples of their past work and show them the look you are trying to achieve. Also ask them about some of these important aspects of landscape lighting as well.
Ask potential companies about their background in landscape lighting. Companies who have a history creating beautiful landscapes, rather than simply working in lighting will have a better understanding of how to use lights to highlight each focal point.
A professional will be able to sit down with you and discuss what your priorities are and your options on how to achieve them. Paired with a background in landscaping your professional will know the best ways to highlight your favorite aspects of your landscape while still remaining functional for your everyday life.
You should also be able to discuss with them what potential products they will be using in your design. There are an endless number of lighting products available and they all have their own benefits. A professional will be able to help guide you to making the right selection that’s beautiful, matches your style, and is functional.
The decision on who to use to install your landscape lighting can be a big one, but once you find the right company you will know it. Come talk to us and find out what options are available to you and how we can turn your home into your dream home.